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Christie fans will love it! (Posted on 18 March 2013)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes
Agatha Christie is rightly celebrated as the foremost writer of crime fiction of the 20th Century, creating such popular well-crafted characters as the elderly spinster Jane Marple, the ever-puzzled but dependable Captain Hastings and the dapper Belgian private detective Hercule Poirot. Along with a cast of other colourfully drawn characters, instantly recognisable even in caricatured form, Christie has kept generations of readers in suspense and will continue to do so for many more years.
In Evil Under The Sun we find Poirot on holiday at an idyllic island hotel looking for no more than a few days of rest and sea air. Unfortunately for him and others, a married femme fatale arrives and begins flirting openly with another guest. Events soon unfold with the inevitable discovery of a murdered body and a trail of suspects and motives that ramble and criss-cross like the island’s footpaths. The fact that all this takes place in beautiful surroundings and glorious weather only heightens the contrast between life and death and makes this murder seem even more ugly.
First published in book form in1941 and later dramatised on TV, this MP3 audiobook (also available as a CD audiobook) from BBC Radio 4 features John Moffatt as Poirot, supported by a star cast including Wendy Craig, Robin Ellis, George Baker and Joan Littlewood. The gripping tale makes a perfect addition to any audiobook collection, and a great introduction to anyone new to the writings of Christie.